UWinnipeg hosts two Ukrainian themed lectures

The University of Winnipeg will host two Ukrainian-themed lectures in November by two recognized academics, Professor Viktoriya Sereda (Ukrainian Catholic University) and Dr. Serge Cipko (University of Alberta). Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Viktoriya Sereda, photo supplied

Viktoriya Sereda, photo supplied

Sereda’s lecture Transformations of National Identity and Historical Memory in Ukraine since the Euromaidan* will be held on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 pm at the University of Winnipeg, Room 2B23, Bryce Hall.

In her talk she will discuss recent changes in the self-perception of Ukrainian society. Based on qualitative and quantitative data collected in 2013-2016, her research challenges the image of Ukraine as a country deeply polarized, politically and culturally, along the East-West divide. Discussing identities, she will address the issue of historical memory and the alleged irreconcilable split between its Soviet and nationalist versions. Sereda teaches sociology at the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine.





Dr. Serge Cipko , photo supplied

Dr. Serge Cipko , photo supplied

The second lecture by Cipko on The Famine in Ukraine through the Prism of the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune (1932-1934)** will be on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm at the University of Winnipeg, Room 2B23, Bryce Hall.

His talk will centre on the coverage given to the famine in two newspapers of a city with a significant number of people of Ukrainian origin. Among the examples of coverage discussed will be news that came to Winnipeg by cable, community protests, editorials, letters to the editor, and the formation of the Ukrainian Famine Relief Committee in January 1934.

Cipko works as a Research Administrator at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, his book on Canada and the famine in Ukraine during 1932–1934 will be published in 2017. He previous books include:  Ukrainians in Argentina, 1897-1950: The Making of a Community; St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Edmonton: A History (1902–2002); One-Way Ticket: The Soviet Return-to-the-Homeland Campaign, 1955–1960 (co-authored with Glenna Roberts).

* This lecture is sponsored by UWinnipeg’s Department of History, the Faculty of Arts together with the Canadian Ukrainian Congress-Manitoba Provincial Council.

**This lecture is sponsored by UWinnipeg’s Department of History; UManitoba’s Department of German and Slavic Studies; Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies; the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (Manitoba Branch) Holodomor Awareness and Education Committee; and the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok).



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